When a book leaves a deep impression on me, I talk about it to anyone who will listen. And when I began reading Pico Iyer’s Falling off the Map, I found it at once witty, enjoyable and poignant. So I spoke about it to several people including Sudha — and kept up a virtual barrage of praise over the following days. So much so, that she asked if I would review it for her blog — perhaps hoping to keep me quiet! It didn’t work, but made me nervous instead, for I consider her reviews the ultimate benchmark of a good book review and here I was, a reviewer of all of two books! I had even politely declined the offer by Random House to do reviews for them.
In a fit of recklessness, I agreed, but when the import of my commitment struck me, I panicked. At the same time, I didn’t want to miss being featured on her blog. And so folks, to cut a long story short, this post is to inform you guys that the my review of the book Falling off the Map has been featured as a guest post on My Favourite Things. Do hop over there, and tell me if you liked it!